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Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential

Part No. 970-012 Warranty Details  

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Restore the anti-lock brake system with our Anti-Lock Brake System Wheel Speed Sensor. It transmits the wheel speed through the harness, back to the anti-lock brake system control module.

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  • Engineered from high-quality materials for years of service
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Easy to install
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Component Housing Material:Plastic
Terminal Type:Pin
Wiring Harness Included:No

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Dorman - OE SolutionsSpeed Sensor, Rear Differential
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (6)
  • Replacement (3)
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5.0

Literally two minutes to install. Truck runs like a top now!

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from Knoxville, TN

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Pros

  • Does exactly what it's supposed to
  • Easy to install
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • None yet

Best Uses

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

    Busted my knuckles getting the old one out, but this new one literally took two minutes to install. Four days ago, suddenly and simultaneously my speedometer stopped working, the ABS light came on, the O/D Off light started blinking sporadically -- and worst of all -- the transmission starting slipping, slamming into gear, or refusing to go higher than second gear. Thought I had blown the transmission and who knows what else, and was dreading a huge repair bill.

    But before taking it to the shop I googled the symptoms and found they all pointed to one thing: the rear ABS sensor (which doubles as the Vehicle Speed Sensor) had shorted out. I learned two lessons: you can believe some things you read on the Internet, and when you can do it, do it yourself.

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    5.0

    works great

    By 

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

    Works great

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    • No
     
    5.0

    good for price

    By 

    from Oaks, Ky

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

      use dielectric grease on elec. connections

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Upgraded design perfect fit

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Semi Hassle To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

      I got this for a 95 Explorer. This new one has a little bit different design. Has a cover over it as the old one was just metal no cover.

      The location of it is not the best to get to but it's changeable. I backed it up on the ramps to get to it easier. 1 bolt holds it on and it was all rusted up so had to spray something on it. Got the bolt out and had to take a screw driver to get the old one out it was a little stuck. Put the new one in and it was a perfect fit.

      However it did not fix my speedometer problem. I replaced this ABS/Speed sensor after replacing the speed sensor on the transfer case. So in the end good fit and reasonable price just wish it would have fixed my problem!

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works Fine

      By 

      from Connecticut

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

      The application was for a 2000 Mazda B4000 pickup. Replacement fixed the speedometer, turned off the ABS light, and possibly corrected the CEL after clearing the codes. Be extra careful uncliping the pigtail. One of the clips broke off way to easily on me. The retaining bolt size was standard, not metric. Might be helpful so you don't round it. The old sensor would not come out of the differential by hand. I had to wedge a thin flathead screwdriver in between the housing and the old sensor. Then, I carefully turned the screwdriver while slowly twisting and pulling up on the sensor. A little grease on the o-ring and installation of the new sensor was a breeze.

      (7 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      It's actually an ABS sensor

      By 

      from VT

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      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

      mislisted part.

      (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No more trouble light

      By 

      from Whitehall, PA

      About Me DIY Repairs

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • A Hair Longer But Worked

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

      Speed Sensor installed exactly as it was supposed to. There was no bolt provided with it, so I had to use the original. I started the Ranger up immediately upon finish and was happy to find the ABS dashboard trouble light was no longer illuminated. 2.5 months later and it is still working just fine. Saved about 75% over cost of Ford's OEM part.

      (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PERFECT FIT

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      from Denver, co

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          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

          EXACT FIT

          (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Problem solved

          By 

          from TWIN FALLS, IDAHO

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

            Had a erratic speedo and ABS. It takes 5 minutes to install and the problem , SO FAR, has been solved.

            (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good product

            By 

            from westminster md

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

              product was exactly as described

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              • Q:

                my overdrive light comes on and blinks after it shifts. it will reset itself when i shut it off and restart it. is it the speed sensor in the rear differential? 1999 ford expedition 4 wheel all wheel drive.
                Asked on 7/19/2016 by nezzy

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                  A:

                  Hi Nezzy, glad to assist you! If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car's transmission. It could be the solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                  Answered on 7/20/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 1990 Ford F150 4x4 with E4OD transmission. My speed sensor is located on the rear differential. Which speed sensor do I need? The 970-012 or the ABS111? Note: I also have a transmission speed sensor mounted at the transfer case and here again you are showing two sensors, one is part number S8063 and the other is 917-614. Which one do I need?
                Asked on 1/18/2016 by Zodi

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                  Hi Zodi, I'm glad to assist you. The Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012) should be the exact replacement for the speed sensor located on the rear differential. The Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Output Speed Sensor (Part No. 917-614) is on the back of the transmission for driving the speedo gear on your vehicle.

                  Answered on 1/19/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 1990 Ford F150 4x4 with E4OD transmission. My speed sensor is located on the rear differential. Which speed sensor do I need? The 970-012 or the ABS111? Note: I also have a transmission speed sensor mounted at the transfer case and here again you are showing two sensors, one is part number S8063 and the other is 917-614. Which one do I need?
                Asked on 1/18/2016 by Zodi

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                  A:

                  Hi Zodi, I'm glad to assist you. The Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012) should be the exact replacement for the speed sensor located on the rear differential. The Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Output Speed Sensor (Part No. 917-614) is on the back of the transmission for driving the speedo gear on your vehicle.

                  Answered on 1/19/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 1996 ford explorer. Speedometer does not work. I intend to buy this part ( 970-012) but sales clerk at Advance gave me ABS111. He said that it is the same. I bought and installed ABS111 and still does not work.
                Do I need the 970-012 instead?
                Asked on 10/14/2015 by willy from United States

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                  A:

                  Hi Willy, I'm glad to assist you. The CARQUEST by BWD ABS Speed Sensor (Part No. ABS111) is a direct interchange part of the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012). I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                  Answered on 10/15/2015 by Solomon
              • Q:

                What is the difference between this part and P/N ABS111 senor you advertise? besides price?
                Asked on 10/3/2013 by Jr. from Iva SC

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                  A:

                  Hi Jr. The Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012) is for right and left location and the BWD ABS Wheel Speed Sensor (Part No. ABS111) is for center location. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 10/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 2000 F150 4.2L. Where would my sensors be located, and which one would I need besides this one, or are they all the same?
                Asked on 9/13/2013 by Chris from Gatesville, tx

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                  Hi Chris, with reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential - part# 970-012, the speed sensor on your Ford F150 would be located on the top of the rear axle housing, mounted by a bracket. Follow the electrical connector containing two wires to the sensor. The location of the rear ABS speed sensor is in the top of the differential housing. The front ABS speed sensors are located in the front steering knuckle. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 9/16/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                i have a 2002 ford f150 where is the speed sensor located
                Asked on 8/3/2013 by ray from troy,alabama

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                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential -part# 970-012, there are several different speed sensors on your Ford F150. The ABS uses three speed sensors, one in each front wheel hub, and one in the differential housing. The PCM looks at the output shaft speed sensor, it should be in the left side of the transmission case. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 8/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 1992 dodge D150 pickup 318 muti port fuel injection.
                Having problems with the Odometer not working. Was told it may be the speed sensor. If so is it in the rear end or transmission.
                Thanks
                Asked on 3/9/2013 by 92 dodge rider from Cynthiana Ky

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                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential -part# 970-012, the speed sensor on your Dodge D150 Pickup are typically located in the transmission or differential housing. They monitor the speed of a rotating ring gear then transmit this information to either the ECU or dashboard gauges. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 3/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                does that sensor control in side speedo . no sensor on tranny only rear end 1998 ford ranger 2.5
                Asked on 1/9/2013 by tro y from tampa fla

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                  A:

                  With reference to the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012), the 1998-2000 Rangers are not equipped with a VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) receives vehicle speed information from the antilock brake system rear wheel speed sensor. The raw signal from the ABS/VSS sensor on the rear axle goes directly to the Explorer 4WABS module where the signal is corrected for tire diameter. Then the corrected signal is sent to the PCM, speed control, cluster, etc. In this system, the PCM is an end user of the corrected VSS signal. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 1/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 97 f250 with the 7.3 powerstroke diesel and im havin a situation where my speedometer will stop working and i will all of a suden lose gear then the spedo will work suddenly and my drive gear will come back but when it does this the abs light will be on do u think this will be the rear abs sensor
                Asked on 1/7/2013 by cody

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                  Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 1/8/2013 by Steve from AAP
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